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Officials looking for missing man

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Charles Raymond Chumley Jr.
VIGO COUNTY -- Authorities are looking for information about a case involving the recent disappearance of a Brazil resident.

According to the Indiana State Police, Charles Raymond Chumley Jr., 30, has been missing since Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Around 11:45 p.m., Chumley reportedly left his wife in a vehicle in the driveway of a family member's home at 11300 East Davis Avenue in the Seelyville area and walked into a nearby wooded area.

Allegedly Chumley told his wife he would return in 15 minutes. However, he never returned and has not contacted any family members since.

Chumley's wife, Jennifer, reported her husband missing on Dec. 10.

Officials released a description of Chumley, listing him as being 5'11" and 185 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing brown coveralls and a blue jacket.

Chumley has been entered into the Indiana Data and Communications System (IDACS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Crime Information Center (NCIC) as a missing person.

The Brazil Times contacted a relative of Chumley's Tuesday evening, who said the family has been searching on their own since his disappearance and hope the publicity will provide information helpful to the case.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact investigating officer ISP Trooper Matt Ames at 812-299-1151 or 1-800-742-0717.

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missing on the 8th, reported on the 10th, seems suspicious to me, did he have a life insurance policy?

-- Posted by otis66 on Wed, Dec 16, 2009, at 8:32 AM

the article says that the family was searching for him on their own before they reported him missing. I think a certain amount of time has to elapse before a person can officially be reported as "missing". It doesn't necessarily mean anything suspicious.

-- Posted by millertime on Wed, Dec 16, 2009, at 10:47 AM

Regardless of when she reported, I just hope he's found safe. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.

-- Posted by Meadow31 on Wed, Dec 16, 2009, at 11:02 AM

To those of u who dont know these two people! They dont have insurance so there for there is no life insurance policy! So maybe you should keep your comments to yourself! Because this family is going through enough right now!

-- Posted by irok on Wed, Dec 16, 2009, at 5:01 PM


How dare you! Instead of making such comments maybe we should be praying for the families comfort and return of their loved ones.

Chumley Family we are praying for you and the quick return of your loved one!

-- Posted by Partrosie on Wed, Dec 16, 2009, at 7:12 PM

It does sound suspicious. I'm wondering why he would go into the woods that late at night.

I hope he shows up okay. My prayers are with the family.

-- Posted by th1953 on Wed, Dec 16, 2009, at 8:28 PM

People can be so cruel. I only hope his family is strong enough to ignore ignorance. Whatever his reason was for going into the woods, he did and now a family is suffering. My understanding is it was at approx 1145 on the 8th when he got out of the car and she waited for over an hour before going home on the 9th. She was either told or thought that she had to wait 24 hours to report a missing person, which made that the 10th. It appears that he had been in an altercation earlier in the day with someone and was still upset about it. If they were fighting (he and his wife) she probably thought he just went to cool off. She was on the news tonight and said all of this so hopefully some of the ignorant people on here watch the news and were enlightened.

-- Posted by opininated on Wed, Dec 16, 2009, at 11:23 PM

dolliedagger....GROW UP!!!

-- Posted by knight55 on Thu, Dec 17, 2009, at 3:16 AM

Putting ALL ignorance aside, I just hope he is found safe, and alive. It is almost Christmas, and to have a loved one missing, there isn't any closer, and the families suffer on an hourly basis, not knowing where their family member is. So instead of making accusations on here, we should just be supportive of the family and pray he is found alive and soon, and unharmed, but I am just in Iraq, what do I know, right?

-- Posted by proud mom and soldier on Thu, Dec 17, 2009, at 4:09 AM

and dollidagger, YOU need to get a hobbie, cause this one isn't working for you, sorry!

-- Posted by proud mom and soldier on Thu, Dec 17, 2009, at 4:10 AM

Proud US Soldier you couldnt have said it better! Also, thank you for your service in Iraq.

As for dollidagger; I refuse to lower myself to a battle of wits with an unarmed man.

I will keep the Chumley family in my thoughts and prayers.

-- Posted by opininated on Thu, Dec 17, 2009, at 6:55 AM

Opininated, dollidagger is very possibly a female.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Thu, Dec 17, 2009, at 3:41 PM

dollidagger has a good hobby. It's seeing all you people give him/her attention. If no one responded to any of the idiotic comments on here, most would probably give it up after a while.

-- Posted by bartpeterson24 on Thu, Dec 17, 2009, at 3:46 PM

Soldier...why did you say 'but I'm just in Iraq'? Did you just want to announce to everybody that you are in Iraq?

-- Posted by BrazilBillie on Thu, Dec 17, 2009, at 4:56 PM

opininated.... you should pick a username you can spell....

-- Posted by zappa9084 on Fri, Dec 18, 2009, at 1:21 AM

Thanks for the kind words opinionated, and BrazilBillie, I after spending a year in another country where most people dont like you, I NO LONGER take life for granted or the Unites States, I was just simply stating a fact, not just because, but I believe I have the right too, and I also don't think people should make little accusations, as to what happened to this man, he has family, and its Christmas, and I just hope he is found safe. Situations like this now affect me in a big way, cause you never know what tomorrow will bring, and I am thankful I will be able to go home to MY kids:) So if you think your little comment brought me down, it didn't:)

-- Posted by proud mom and soldier on Fri, Dec 18, 2009, at 10:26 AM

Is there an update to this story? Was the young man located?

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Fri, Dec 18, 2009, at 11:59 AM

Zappa I can laugh at myself and know that I spelled it wrong, but I couldnt figure out how to change it so I had to leave it. Thanks for paying such close attention.

Lee there is no update and he has not been located. Still hoping for a miracle for this family.

Proud Soldier I have family that has served; one several times, and I cant tell you how much I appreciate our military. Its a shame that there are some out there that you are defending that cant disrespect that.

-- Posted by opininated on Fri, Dec 18, 2009, at 5:02 PM

it just sounds funny a man walks into woods and disappears. hope he is found safe.

Thank you for all whom have served. if if wasn't for the military we would not have the right to make these comments

-- Posted by Sand mann on Sun, Dec 20, 2009, at 12:11 AM

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